John Carlos Terceira

John Carlos Terceira

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Crimes: Murder, pedophile

On October 14, 1990, six-year-old Andrea Atkinson said goodbye to her mommy Ruth Windebank and headed out to play around the Toronto apartment building they lived in. She was a cute little bundle of energy with blonde hair and big blue eyes. She wore a T-shirt with the words “Super Star” emblazoned across it, blue tights and a pink jacket.

Andrea likely anticipated meeting up with her little friends and playing games or with their dolls. She had no idea that a monster was lurking about, and that he’d be the last creature she’d ever see.

John Carlos Terceira

A monster to a six-year-old is typically a scary hairy beast hiding under the bed whose plan of attack is luckily foiled by the presence of a nightlight.

The monster that little Andrea Atkinson encountered was 18-year-old John Carlos Terceira, and there was nothing that stopped his plan of attack.

John Terceira worked as a cleaner in the apartment building. He made the apartment building his hunting ground, and his prey was a little girl. Whether or not he targeted Andrea Atkinson specifically, or if any cute young thing would do, John Terceira grabbed her and hauled her to a sixth floor boiler room.

I can’t even comprehend the terror Andrea must have felt — being snatched by this scary beast, then being locked in the nasty boiler room with him, and having nobody coming to rescue her. Nobody saw him take her, and nobody knew she needed help. Andrea was trapped.

And then came the rape. A brutal thing it was. Six-year-old children are not built to accommodate grown men, so when John Terceira forced his penis inside of her, ripping and tearing her, it was a savage deed. Andrea bled, of course. She bled and the monster ejaculated.

And then came death. Holding his hands over her mouth and nose, John Terceira took Andrea’s life. So easy to do for a heartless hellbeast.

Little children are so fragile and defenseless and dependent on the care of the adults around them. Poor little Andrea — the only adult there didn’t care. He didn’t care before she died, and he didn’t care after.

John Terceira stuffed the tiny lifeless body behind a hot water tank, locked the door and walked away. For nine days nobody else knew where Andrea Atkinson was. For nine days Ruth Windebank was frantic, not knowing where her daughter was and what had happened to her. The entire Toronto neighbourhood was engulfed in fear, knowing only that a little girl had vanished.

In the frantic search for Andrea, nobody searched the boiler room for nine endless days. Most tenants of the building didn’t even know about that room.

On October 23, Andrea’s decomposing body was finally found. The search was on for her killer. John Terceira was interviewed by the police right away along with the other staff members that worked in the building. The 18-year-old had no record as a sex offender, but he was a person of interest because he had a key to the boiler room.

The first story John Terceira told was that he went home sick from work the day the girl vanished because he was drunk and high on crack cocaine.

It didn’t really matter what story he told because John Terceira offered up blood and hair samples and, no big surprise, they matched the killer’s!

So after John Terceira was arrested, his story changed. He’d found the body, yes, but he didn’t tell anyone because he didn’t want to be blamed. He’d only gone to the boiler room to smoke drugs, and left the body where he found it.

Somehow that tall tale didn’t explain away his semen on little Andrea’s clothing. It also didn’t explain away his semen mixed with Andrea’s blood.

The police didn’t buy this POS’s crap and neither did the jury. They also didn’t buy the defense’s theory that Andrea died from asphyxia as a result of a seizure caused by a bump to the head she suffered six weeks earlier in a playground incident.

The pathologist Dr. Noel McAuliffe testified at the trial that Andrea would have suffered severe pain from the sex attack. Damn right she would, poor little muffin.

John Terceira was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. And the f*cktard’s hopes of parole are slim because he insists he is an innocent man.

Shout your innocence to the rooftops, John, if that means you’ll stay put for forever!

John Terceira appealed his conviction to both Ontario’s top court and the Supreme Court of Canada. And he lost. Hallelujah!

So now medium security Warkworth Institution in Ontario is John Terceira’s home. A lot of his fellow inmates are sex offenders, so he fits in very well into the general population.

So how is he spending his time? Apparently this child raper and killer is looking for female penpals. Yup, John Carlos Terceira is lonely. In a chat forum for inmates, families and supporters, this f*cker posted a request for single white female penpals.

John Terceira touts himself as “very honest, sometimes a little too honest.” *snort* He’s looking for a woman who’d be interested in a “typical male rocker type” who likes horror movies the best. He likes stock car racing, the outdoors, camping, fishing and nature. His hobbies include woodwork and replicated cars.

Inmates have hobbies like camping and cars? Fishing ok if they’re fishing dislodged teeth from their bloodied mouths or their spleens from the toilet, but cars?

I have his mailing address if any desperately lonely and insane individual out there is willing to get friendly with a vicious child raper and brutal murderer. On second thought I’m not gonna give it out to anyone who is willing to be friendly with this shit stain.

And while this rectal extrusion named John Carlos Terceira is living a peaceful and uneventful life in jail, little Andrea Atkinson is dead and buried. And sadly so is Andrea’s mother, Ruth Windebank, who tragically committed suicide in 1996.

Without question I lay both deaths at John Terceira’s door. May John Terceira join them soon. listing
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53 Responses to John Carlos Terceira

  1. bengalpuss29 says:

    This story makes me sad, just look at that little angels face how could anyone hurt such a sweet little girl. I watched a documentary about this murder its a canadian programme called exhibit A And the little girl was in the building all along. That fucking cunt, why why why? Her mom eventually killed herself, she couldn’t live with the guilt and without her little angel. That bastard murdered two people when he raped and murdered that little girl. God if i’d have been given a chance to go near that sick twat i’d stick a knife in his guts. Bastards like this need removal from society end of.

    • Jen says:

      I fear, Bengalpuss, John did not see Andrea as a “sweet little girl”. He saw a hole with a heartbeat.

      • Rebecca Smiles says:

        She was a relative of mine, I never met Ruth or Andrea but I cant even imagine the horror they went through… its heartbreaking… may they always RIP and our family will never forget them❤

    • Stephanie says:

      Omg i just watched tbis on tv n had to look it up that pos shoulda been killed a long time ago thst poor lil girl n her mother im a mother n i understand y she did wut she did rip andrea n her mother xoxo

    • John Costello says:

      Just saw this story in central Texas on the Justice Channel.
      I’ve seen a lot of crap, but after this, I really realize how close the perpetrators come to getting off because of such small obscene things like their demeanor.
      So much $$$ goes into too many cases, and they’re prolonged for such nonsense that you sometime wonder what’s the purpose of it?
      Yes I understand that the U.S. and Canada both operate on a premise that you are innocent until proven guilty.
      But the overkill in protecting the ‘Obvious Criminal’ is as equal as the offense of which is being investigated.

      • John Costello says:

        I’m commenting on my own post because i’m not sure what I wrote effectively relayed what I meant to say:
        Which is this:
        In China, if they think your guilty, you’re shot many times execution style!! (as many other countries)….not a good thing!
        In the U.S., the Criminal has the advantage! Often, too much $$$ AND TIME invested in the case MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR OTHER CASES TO GET A SHOT AT JUSTICE!!
        (Just think of the O.J. Simpson Trial!)
        Yes, another major flaw in the U.S.: If you’re a corrupt attorney with the $$$$ (and by the way, look at his offspring: Mega Wealthy ABOMINATIONS!)— and you can effectively connect the dots to a corrupt judge, YOU WIN THE CASE.
        Why isn’t America more involved with THIS PROCESS??
        We are a democracy!!!
        Get off your iphones, itunes, gaming devices, and all the other selfish crap this country has provided for you and be a valid worthwhile citizen!!

  2. Netherwarper says:

    I remember this one time looong ago, I was almost 6. I stayed the weekend with my grandparents, and my “Papa” took me to The Home Depot (for you non American folks its a GIANT hardware type store). My grandfather had to use the bathroom, I remember him telling me to wait right outside that he would be right back. Not half a minute after he walked behind that door a man(who I remember being very tall, and scary looking) walked right up to me and said ” Im going to take you with me while he’s in the bathroom, come on sweetie” He didnt say it all sweet like though, it was downright an im going to kidnap you moment. It didnt take me two seconds to push that bathroom door open and grab my papa as fast as i could screaming, crying,shaking. The guy apparently got away, he was gone when Papa ran out. That poor little girl getting captured by him, I bet you she felt just like I did that day, only she didnt have a papa to run to rescue her. God the fear she must have endured. I hope someone has murdered his beefneck ass.

    • 2cute says:

      Good for you Netherwarper to have the sense at 6 not to go with strangers. I wonder though if he had used a sweeter tone of voice if you would’ve panicked and run to your papa. And I wonder too how many kids that bastard managed to grab after you got away.

      Damned pedos are everywhere, it seems.

    • ForAndrea&Ruth says:

      Andrea was my friend. Ruth was a family friend. They were and are still very loved by all who knew them. Sadly and unfortunately, these ARE NOT HIS ONLY VICTIMS!!!! And I want everyone to know. That disgusting, hideous, soulless pig-beast was at this before and, his pig family was forever trying to cover-up for him. My understanding is that he had always been like this and after a few incidents back home(which he had gotten away with) the twisted family moved to Canada. What kind of mother repeatedly covers these kinds of things up knowing full well what he’s capable of and what he’d already done??!!??!! What kind of people keep looking the other way with full knowledge, basically assisting a predator??!!?? Oh yeah, let’s not forget about the job he shouldn’t of even had in the first place. One that was surrounded by children – by his “ideal victim type” the building was subsidized living for mostly single parents. I’ll always believe he specifically chose it. Like a target for his own personal pleasure. It was never about employment. As the years pass, and milestones have come and gone, I can’t help wondering about what might have been. How would Andrea have celebrated this occasion? Or what kinds of crazy things would we have done in our teen years? Burning and lingering questions that will never ever be answered. Regardless of what he admits to (or not) why the hell should he ever even be considered for parole?? Let alone be granted it. Why should any of these guys ever get a shot at the free light of day when their victims won’t? Punishment should be an exact reflection of the crime. Swift and malicious just like they deserve. I’ll do my damnedest to make sure that parole stays a pipe dream for this creature that rose from the depths of hell. I’ll be at every hearing sadly and undeservedly granted, even if only as a reminder of the impact and devastation he has brought to all of us in many ways. I guess evil really can sustain itself. He won’t last long on the outside anyway… thankfully!

      • Lal din says:

        Oh man… you were her friend? … May God (whoever) grant you the strength to endure those parole hearings….

      • Crystal says:

        Ruth was one of my mom’s good friends. Andrea was at my birthday parties! So sad.

        • Stephanie says:

          Omg im vrying rite now for andrea n her mother

          • Stephanie says:

            That pos should have been killed a long time ago he killed a lil girl an her mother i was living in the same place when that happen i was only 1 years old but my mom told me this story all my life n its wut prob saved us from goofs like him rip baby girl n her mommy im a mother now n i tell my kids not to trust anyone unless i say so n even then be careful

      • Jean says:

        I miss her so much. We were only 6 years old. My mom was good friends with her mom. I remember when she went missing and everyone in the community was looking for her. I wanted to go out looking for her too. But my mom wouldn’t let me. I was so sad when I heard the news that she was murdered by a janitor in her own building. I remember thinking why God why did this have to happen to her. I kept a picture of us in my bible for years after. I still think of her often. So sad that her mom took her life few years after. Rest in paradise Andrea angel. I was so afraid to go into that building again. Still remember the newspaper picture of the top boiler window of the building to this day.

    • Stephanie says:

      Omg i cant emagine that good for u for knowing not to go i tell my kids all the time not to trust ppl

  3. Netherwarper says:

    I think about it all the time, that creep doing it do other children. And you know we must have been in that store 20 minutes or so….20 minutes was all it took for a sick pyscho to decided he was going to impulsively kidnap a small child to do who knows what with. It really makes you wonder how many other kids he might have tried the same thing with. My grandfather got alot of the staff involved almost instantly by freaking out and it was maybe 1993 so they didn’t have an excellent survaillence system. There were a number of people who saw a big man running out of the store and quick as he could. Not one person stepped up to stop the guy to see what he was running from. If just one person had that bum woulda been caught red handed.

  4. bonnie o'halloran says:

    Andrea’s father is a dear friend of mine, and he has never been the same. He has been left with the death and rape of his precious baby girl and Ruth her mother who took her own life. This monster is coming up for parole and I would each and every one of you that reads this to help those left behind keep this monster in jail. He does not deserve the right of freedom. He took our precious girl Andrea from her daddy and all he has is pain and loss so please write to your govt officials with your concerns on his release.

  5. Elizabeth Windebank says:

    May this pathetic excuse for a man rot in jail the same way aunt ruth and cousin andrea had to.noone better.write him neither

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Elizabeth, couldn’t agree with you more. So sorry that you lost your aunt and cousin. This murdering bastard that took their lives, because he did take your aunts as well when he murdered her little girl, this scumbag shouldn’t be still breathing let alone in jail. I hope to god he never gets out of jail, and his life is an absolute misery. Once again sorry for your loss Elizabeth.

    • A Windebank says:

      I am sorry but you are no relation to the Windebank Family. My father is Ruth’s brother and there is no Elizabeth in our family.

  6. Elizabeth Windebank says:

    High drunk age dont matter may this scum bag rot.the same.way andrea and ruth had to

  7. D says:

    I lived in this area as a child and my sister was this little girls friend. This guy is a sick a F#%K and deserves nothing.

  8. Ladydi says:

    My ex Sister in law was his defence attorney and it sickened me!
    He needs to be killed, not living free!

  9. against stupid people says:

    I wish to hell these “MEN” would pick on someone their own size OOPS cant because they are spineless pussbags of shit. always picking on weaker like animals or babies. HOW in the hell is this shit tard allowed to have a PEN PAL POST? is his ass not in a prison? he needs to be raped by a fire extinguisher and made to bleed then suffocated and lets see how much camping and fishing he likes then

  10. Jenn Rowe says:

    Andrea was my best friend before this monster took her. She had slept at my house the night before and i cant help but think and wish that if ahe had stayd and jus left for school with me shed still be here. There is a tree at our old school in honor of her i helped plant. I remember looling for her and being worried about her.. i remember Ruth crying to my mom. She was a sweetheart and my bestfriend. He should be the one in the ground not Andrea and not Ruth. RIP my angels till we meet again ♥

    • FD says:

      I lived on Hillingdon, just across the street from Earl Haig. I would like to visit this tree you speak of and say a prayer if i may. I was 11 at the time and remember it vividly. If i could just have 5 mins with that waste of human life. Would you let me know where this tree is. I would appreciate it.

  11. Jenn Rowe says:

    I remember it like it was yesterday. She was my bestfriend and i miss her dearly

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  13. Robert says:

    Poor Andrea, and poor Ruth…..

    Only GOOD thing in all this is this THING WILL GO TO HELL….AND BURN, BABY, BURN!!!!

  14. Kat Wells says:

    I just saw a documentary about this today. My God! There is a special place in hell for this offender and when he dies in jail, he will go directly there. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this little angel, Andrea, and her Mom. So sad.

  15. Michelle Pennington says:

    Well I hoped the prison imates would have done him in by now. I can’t believe after all the evidence he still professes to be innocent and it’s just a sign of how heartless he is to see him stand there with a smirk and pretend that somebody would actually enjoy writing to him.
    I hope he dies soon but I hope that he never meets up with Andrea and her mom but rather burns along with Hitler for all eternity and then some. The heartless devil.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Michelle, the only people who would write to this disgusting pig is somebody who obviously isn’t shuffling a full deck. There isn’t a hell hot enough for this piece of crap to roast in.

  16. CMD says:

    Did anyone see that scene in the movie Law Abiding Citizen? Hell, I’d pay big money to watch that happen to this loser. And what’s with the delusional penpal ad like he’s normal and on Pof? Just kill these people already!!!!

  17. Kim says:

    Sitting here,remembering my little friend Andrea💗
    I went to daycare with her. She was my pal.
    Miss you Andrea and Ruthie xoxo
    As for the POS who destroyed this family I do hope you choke and croke on something before the system let’s u walk.

  18. Mark Anator says:

    I had a bleeding heart leftist friend and the time who claimed the perp was innocent and they were just picking on him because he was an immigrant. Eff off ya stupid twat. It’s people like you and that scumbag that make the world a more dangerous place.

  19. Mark Anator says:

    I had a bleeding heart leftist friend at the time who claimed the perp was innocent and they were just picking on him because he was an immigrant. Eff off ya stupid twat. It’s people like you and that scumbag that make the world a more dangerous place.

  20. Darlene says:

    Does anyone know if he was paroled in 2015 or at least moved to a lower prison…my husband knows him and is curious if johnny has left warkworth..hopfully he doesnt find us..

    • Gerald Dixon John Cummings says:

      Find you? I wish he’d find me…a goof like him doesn’t survive reality. Prison, in Segregation, is the only place this guy has left in life.

  21. Tom Daly says:

    I hope Terceira is condemned to the hottest part of hell for the rest of his miserable life.

  22. Ana says:

    No john carlos teceria was not paroled on 2015 he was just moved to a lower prison this animal i dont know him but his family lives 2 blocks from me ive talkin to his mom until on of my friend mom told me about this guy john i stayed away this fucker even wants oarole you sick fuck also wants a palpwn what the hell is wrong with our system in canada

  23. Ana says:

    No john carlos teceria was not paroled on 2015 he was just moved to a lower prison this animal i dont know him but his family lives 2 blocks from me ive talkin to his mom until one of my friends mom told me about this guy john i stayed away this fucker even wants poarole you sick fuck also wants a penpal what the hell is wrong with our system in canada this is why all this sick fucks need to pay for what they do i wanting for that day to come the the portuguese fucker crokes

  24. Ana says:

    No john carlos teceria was not paroled on 2015 he was just moved to a lower prison this animal i dont know him but his family lives 2 blocks from me ive talkin to his mom until one of my friends mom told me about this guy john i stayed away this fucker even wants poarole you sick fuck also wants a penpal what the hell is wrong with our system in canada this is why all this sick fucks need to pay for what they do i cant wait for that day to come for this animal dies

  25. Naeda Tanner says:

    What country did John come from

  26. Gerald Dixon John Cummings says:

    When I meet this guy, I’m seriously going to fuck him up. Maybe you’ll get to read about it in the future.

  27. Paul says:

    Came here after seeing a docu and searching for info on the sick fu*k. As a Portuguese, I am deeply saddened that this monster shares my heritage. I remember the news and this only added to the grief. I hope the few that are focusing on his heritage remember that evil can come from anywhere.

  28. Lollipop says:

    I will never ever understand why parents let a child so young go off to play on their own.
    I don’t care if it was in the 60’s 70’s 80’s or whatever. There was just as much danger lurking around back then as there is today.

    NOTE** I am in no way blaming the mother for what happened to this poor little girl. It’s unfortunate this world is full of sick pricks. It’s ashame we have to warn our children over and over to be aware. Maybe I’m over protective but I have to know exactly who my kids are with and where they are at all times. I just can’t see letting a five or six year old out of your sight, way too young at that age

  29. Gina gee says:

    Sick piece of shit a place in hell is waiting for his sick fukin ass r.i.p babygirl

  30. nicole says:

    This picture is NOT of Andrea! I wish I could post a real picture of her here. 💔

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